The Abundance Mine is a iron mine located in Washington county, Idaho at an elevation of 5,449 feet.
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Elevation: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Iron
Lat, Long: 44.5667, -117.01500
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Abundance Mine MRDS details
Primary: Abundance Mine
District: Iron Mountain District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: Siegwein, John
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1895
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Physiographic Detail: Cuddy Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: High-Angle Faulting And Westward Tilting Of The Fault Blocks.
Description: Unconformity Between The Andesite Flows And The Greenstone And Marble Formations.
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Secondary Copper Enrichment In The Sulfides.
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Development): ECON.COM: IRON IS TOO LOW-GRADE AS A SOURCE FOR COMMERCIAL PIG IRON.
Comment (Geology): LENSES OF HEMATITE ARE SUCCEEDED BY A ZONE OF SILICEOUS PORPHYRY BRECCIA.
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S
Comment (Deposit): THE GEOLOGY OF THE IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF ANCIENT SEDIMENTARY ROCKS VERY EXTENSIVELY INTRUDED AND REPLACED WITH ERUPTIVE GRANITE, SCHISTOSE GREENSTONE, DIORITE, AND BASALT DIKES. THE GREENSTONE IS LIGHT TO DARK GRAY - GREEN, DENSE AND MASSIVE. THE MARBLE IS WHITE TO LIGHT GRAY, COARSELY CRYSTALLINE AND MASSIVE. IT IS INTERBEDDED WITH GREENSTONES. IN THE AREA AROUND THE GRANITIC ROCKS THE MARBLE IS REPLACED BY TACTITE, CONTAINING BROWN GARNET.
Reference (Deposit): 1919 COMPILE 20TH ANN. REPT MINING INDUSTRY
Reference (Deposit): 1947 RECON MACKIN, J.H., OPEN-FILE REPT.
Reference (Deposit): 1953 GEOLMAP MACKIN, J.H., BULL. 982-E, P. 124,126,135,137,146-148; PL. 17.
Reference (Deposit): MACKIN, J. H., 1953, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT: USGS BULL. 982-E, P. 146.
Reference (Deposit): MACKIN, J.H., 1947, IRON ORE DEPOSITS OF THE IRON MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO: USGS OPEN-FILE REPT., 23 P.
Reference (Deposit): BELL, R. N., 1919, TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINING INDUSTRY OF IDAHO FOR THE YEAR 1918, P. 108.
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